Understand and familiarise with the project’s business requirements
Understand and familiarise with the proposed conceptual solution business, data and application architecture domains
Understand and familiarise with the solution architecture meta-model
Understand and familiarise with the as-is infrastructure and security architecture
Create the Conceptual and logical infrastructure and security architecture for the proposed solution.
Create the overall system architecture documentation and implement standards and guidelines that direct the design of technology solutions, in partnership with other domain architects.
Architect and design secure, robust, scalable infrastructure platforms to support the delivery of the FIC’s products and services. This also includes the adoption of reusable technology assets to improve efficiency.
Designs and completes a detailed analysis of systems/data/infrastructure, to ensure systems/data/infrastructure meets security standards and are resilient in the event of a disaster.
Identify security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; studying architecture/platform and identifying integration issues.
Plan and design security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices. Job Description for Infrastructure Architect Revised
Design and develop security systems by establishing requirements for public key infrastructures (PKIs), including the use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards.
Design and develop security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment;
Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge. Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cybersecurity requirements.
Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
Align standards, frameworks, and security with overall business and technology strategy Develop TOR’s and evaluate requests for information (RFIs) and requests for proposals (RFPs).
Perform vendor identification, engagement, selection, negotiation, and relationship management
Drive product evaluation and selection of new infrastructure products to meet strategic business initiatives.
This may include project activities from proofs-of-concept, production deployment and handover to operations
Documents all work using required standards, methods, and tools, including internal tools where appropriate.
Designs and executes test plans to verify correct operation of the completed system implementations.
Post Graduate degree in Computer science or equivalent
TOGAF certification is a requirement. Knowledge of other frameworks (e.g. Zachman) will be an advantage.
Sound PC skills including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
Experience in Enterprise Architecture tools like Casewise, Visio, Sparx Enterprise Architect.
At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience in developing infrastructure architectural designs
At least ten (10) to fifteen (15)years’ experience and knowledge of infrastructure development and implementation methodologies
At least ten (10) to fifteen (15)years’ experience in ICT infrastructure and ICT security infrastructure across the ICT systems landscapes and application portfolios
At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience of VMware or other virtual software, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols and productivity tools
Provide thought leadership, innovation, and best practice
Work collaboratively with other EA team members (domain architects) on the projects to deliver the architecture artefacts and guidance provided from those teams into the programmes and projects
Analyses system requirements and defines system architecture that will meet business needs, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols.
Review architecture deliverables and artifacts
Experience In hybrid, private and public cloud architecture design BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
Customer Service: Takes personal responsibility for correcting customer service problems
Flexibility: Changes his/her perception, ideas or alters normal procedures to fit a specific situation to get a job done and/or meet company goals
Impact and Influence: calculates impact of actions or words and adapts a presentation or discussion to appeal to the interest or level of others
Organisational commitment: Aligns own priorities with organisational goals
Commitment to professional learning: Keeps current with the latest trends in the country/region and finds out and permanently scans what the latest trends are in the local market (what other organisations' practices are, new technologies, etc.)
Teamwork: Proactively helps other colleagues when in difficult professional situations
Achievement orientation: Improves performance and makes specific changes within the work system or in own work methods to improve performance
Analytical thinking: Analyses relationships among several parts of a problem or situation (e.g. anticipates obstacles and thinks ahead about next steps, in detail, with multiple steps.
Tenacity: Persistence, drive, and determination to meet and overcome challenges in order to achieve department and company goals
Initiative: acts 4-12 months ahead and demonstrates the ability to anticipate and proactively manage all the variables involved, to ensure that critical opportunities for the FIC are not missed.
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